This week on Georgia in Play: Rosalynn Carter, former first lady, was laid to rest in Plains this week. She was a well-beloved Georgian known for her deep commitment to humanitarian work. Plus, the state legislature is in a special session in order to redraw Georgia's voting maps after a federal judge ruled they discriminated against Black voters. Then, as the weather gets colder, single people are trying to find someone to get through "cuffing season" with. And City Café host John Lemley joins the panel to present holiday concerts to watch out for.
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter was laid to rest on the Carter family property in Plains on Wednesday, capping three days of memorials from the nation — and now, her neighbors.
Tuesday's service celebrated the former first lady's accomplishments and humanity with songs, scripture and poetry. Members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus and country stars Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks performed some of Mrs. Carter's favorite compositions.
A gathering of first ladies and presidents joined other political figures in a tribute service. But a parade of speakers said her global stature wasn't what defined her.
Rosalynn Carter was memorialized with classical music and beloved hymns, some of her favorite Biblical passages, and a rare gathering of all living U.S. first ladies and multiple presidents, including her 99-year-old husband Jimmy Carter.
Former President Jimmy Carter sat front row at his wife's tribute service in Atlanta.
Georgians streamed into the Carter Center to say goodbye to first lady Rosalynn Carter.
The official tributes for former first lady Rosalynn Carter started on Monday when the Carter family and others, in a motorcade carrying Mrs. Carter’s casket, made its way from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center and through Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus for a wreath laying ceremony.
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter's invite-only tribute service is taking place on Tuesday in Atlanta.
Ceremonies celebrating the life of former first lady Rosalynn Carter, who died Nov. 19 at age 96, will take place from Monday, Nov. 27, to Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Atlanta and Sumter County, Georgia. Tune in for streaming coverage on GPB.org and GPB Radio and a television special on GPB-TV.
The family of Rosalynn Carter is beginning three days of memorials for the former first lady and global humanitarian who died Nov. 19 at the age of 96. There will be brief ceremonies Monday in the Carters' native Sumter County, Georgia, then Rosalynn Carter's remains will travel by motorcade to Atlanta, where she will lie in repose at The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.
The former first lady fought with persistence to put care for mental and physical health on equal footing and to eliminate discrimination toward people with mental illnesses.
Rosalynn Carter drew the nickname "Steel Magnolia" when she arrived in Washington as first lady. But that almost certainly undersold how vital her role was alongside the 39th president and how much of an impact she made in her own right as Jimmy Carter's political partner and fellow global humanitarian.
Gov. Brian Kemp is assigning Georgia National Guard troops and other state resources to help with the “logistical challenges” associated with ceremonies and services to honor the late former first lady Rosalynn Carter.
Plains, Ga., is mourning the death of the former U.S. first lady and global humanitarian. Lifelong residents and more recent transplants to Plains remembered Rosalynn Carter on Monday as an involved presence around town, despite all that she and former President Jimmy Carter achieved elsewhere.